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Samba! ‘Cinderella Samba’ puppet show dances into Manhattan parks

Children enjoy a PuppetMobile show in the park, hosted by the City Parks Foundation.
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“Cinderella Samba” comes to Manhattan parks throughout May.

This contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale is presented by The CityParks PuppetMobile and sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.

The production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center stage, handcrafted Carnaval festival floats on parade, and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnaval costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park.

“Cinderella Samba” free and open to all ages. www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-2.

Highbridge Park [Edgecombe Avenue and 166th Street] May 9, 11 am to noon.

Anibal Aviles Playground [111 W. 108th St. and Amsterdam Avenue] May 7, 11 am to noon.

Asser Levy Recreation Center [392 E. 23rd St. between First Avenue and Avenue C] May 18, 10 to 11 am.

Anne Loftus Playground [Dyckman Avenue and Broadway] May 20, 11 am to noon.

Seward Park [Canal Street and Essex Street] May 21, 11 am to noon.

Updated 5:03 pm, July 9, 2018
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